We Export High-Quality Persian Saffron
- What we use as commercial Saffron is dried stigmas of the plant called (Crocus Sativus). In other words, Saffron is the dried stigma (red part of the pistil) of Crocus Sativus Linnaeus. Saffron is the most expensive spice globally because the stigmas of almost 175000 flowers should pick by hand to produce one kilo of Saffron. The main characteristics of Saffron are Picrocrocin (Bitterness), Safranal (Flavor), and Crocin (Color). For more information about Saffron features, please follow this link.
- Iran supplies almost 95% of the world’s saffron. Iranian Saffron is famous for its unique aroma, flavor, and color. The most important center of Iranian saffron production is Khorasan. We collect our Saffron from Sabzevar Saffron fields in Khorasan (east of Iran). Saffron from Sabzevar is recognized as the best type of Saffron in Iran with the long threads and fresh red color.
- We have one of the most extensive Saffron facilities for processing Saffron in Iran, equipped with Saffron’s latest technology quality control laboratories based on ISO 3632 Saffron standards. Our Saffron sorting facilities and our accredited laboratory is located near the Sabzevar Saffron fields. These facilities can make a complete analysis control (based on ISO 3632) for each Saffron kilo entering our factory.
The Different Types of Saffron
Sargol Saffron (All Red)
Only Dark Red Stigma (thread) Tips make up Sargol Saffron. In other words, all of the white and orange components have been removed. After Negin Saffron, this is the second most expensive variety of Saffron. Sargol Saffron is pure Saffron with no broken stand. The ISO reading of Sargol Saffron is between 260-270. Due to the accumulation of Saffron`s active components in stigmas, Persian Sargol has a very strong aroma and rich coloring capacity.
Negin Saffron is longer and thicker than other types of Saffron, and it is the highest quality of Iranian Saffron. If three stigma threads are attached together and form a cluster, this type of Saffron is called Negin. Since the production of Negin saffron is a highly delicate and precise manual skill, it is the most expensive type of Saffron and very limited to offer. The ISO reading of Negin is usually more than 270.
Pushal Saffron (Mancha)
Pushal Saffron is the stigma part of the plant attached to a 1-3 mm style end. According to the ISO 3632 system, Pushal Saffron falls into the grade II category with a color reading of up to 250. Despite the fact that Pushal lacks Sargol’s pure texture and premium quality, some consumers prefer to buy Iranian Pushal to ensure saffron validity and authenticity.
Style Saffron (Konj in Persian)
Style Saffron (Konj in Persian) is the yellow or white parts of saffron threads separated from Red-colored stigma; hence, this part of saffron thread cannot de defined as pure saffron. It does not contain the dye crocin that gives food a rich golden color. It is mostly applied for medicinal usage.